Books The Complete Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino Hardcover, 401 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, List Price: $24 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Complete CosmicomicsAuthorItalo Calvino Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Together for the first time, a new translation of the revered, contemporary Italian author's short stories describing the beginning of the universe and other natural phenomena builds creative tales around well-known scientific facts. Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Fiction Fiction Also by Italo Calvino The Baron in the Trees Invisible Cities Into the War Cosmicomics Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Complete Cosmicomics Review Book Reviews Calvino's Cosmicomic Collection Treads The Final Frontier: America September 18, 2014 Italo Calvino's delightful "cosmicomic" stories have long been scattered — split into separate books and translated in pieces. Now, a collection new to the U.S. is finally bringing them together.